Google Modular Data Center

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The Google Modular Data Center was a modular data center built from a set of shipping containers, and used by Google to house some of its servers.[1]

The data centers were rumored to cost $600 million USD each, and use from 50 to 103 megawatts of electricity.[2] They housed the computing resources that comprise the Google platform.

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Google was reported in November 2005 to be working on their own shipping container datacenter.[3] Google's patent on the concept was still pushed through the patent system and was successfully issued in October 2007.[4][5] In 2009 Google announced that their first container based data center has been in production since 2005.[6]

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  1. ^ "Google container data center tour". 
  2. ^ http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/google-data-center-faq-part-2/
  3. ^ Robert X. Cringely (November 17, 2005). "Google-Mart: Sam Walton Taught Google More About How to Dominate the Internet Than Microsoft Ever Did". I, Cringely. PBS. Retrieved 2007-11-19. This shipping container is a prototype data center. Google hired a pair of very bright industrial designers to figure out how to cram the greatest number of CPUs, the most storage, memory and power support into a 20- or 40-foot box. 
  4. ^ U.S. Patent 7,278,273
  5. ^ Jones, K.C. (October 10, 2007). "Google Wins Patent For Data Center In A Box; Trouble For Sun, Rackable, IBM?". InformationWeek. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Google container data center tour". 

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